Is Carpetbagging CW Nevius the Randy Shaw of Haight Ashbury? Is The Nevius in Favor of Commercial Rent Control?

San Francisco Chronicle writer CW Nevius blew into town just last year to live in District 6, but already he’s adopted far-off Upper Haight as one of his causes.

See?

“…shops continue to have an alarmingly difficult time of making a go of it, even if the corner of Haight and Ashbury is still on every tourist’s must-visit list…. They’ve reached out to the San Francisco Travel Association to aggressively market the area and are considering street lighting and flower planters to dress up the street. But none of that is going to matter as long as Haight landlords continue to burden the corridor with unreasonable rents.

Always with the real estate, huh? As it is with fellow East Bay carpetbagger and Official Nevius Buddy (ONB) Randy Shaw, who just loooooves getting money from the City and County of San Francisco and, coincidentally, cheerleading for real estate interests and the campaign of Mayor Ed Lee.

Anyway, you’d think that commercial property owners in the 94117 would know exactly how much to charge for rent, but you’re WRONG WRONG WRONG! Only The Nevius knows the precise amount you should charge.

He knows What’s Best For Us.

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Oh Nevius, please, please tell us more!

Don’t stop. Don’t ever stop your part-time, six-figure job.

The White Gods!
Come from the East at last!

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One Response to “Is Carpetbagging CW Nevius the Randy Shaw of Haight Ashbury? Is The Nevius in Favor of Commercial Rent Control?”

  1. jeff says:

    you know what’s ironic is that back in the 60′s, the hippies moved there because rents were cheap. And then the media moved in, made national headlines, tourist buses and by 1969, it was pretty much over. It wasn’t really until 20 years later that shops moved in to capitalize on the retro fame and become a tourist attraction/theme park that rents skyrocketed

    check this for some perspective

    http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=Summer_of_Love%3F

    it became much more high end and boutique after the 1990′s. It was based on the hippie legacy, but had nothing to do with hippies. Not really much different than Fisherman’s Warf being a theme park with *token* fishermen’s grottos

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